By Sarah Dykowski
One night around 9:30, I was suddenly starving.
This happens to me often. I'm sitting, working and/or facebooking, when, all the sudden, I feel like I haven't eaten in months, and I'll die if I don't get whatever craving I have.
That night it was jalapeno ranch dip, so I made some.
(I feel the need to clarify here that I'm not pregnant. I realize my normal eating habits are reminiscent of pregnant women, but I have no such excuse. I just love junk food.)
This is how I made the dip last night, but you can do it in any order. Also, feel free to adjust the measurements to fit your taste. I don't measure, so these are all approximate anyway.
The Dublin Citizen wants you to send us your recipes for publishing online. Photos welcome!
Jalapeño Ranch Dip
1-2 jalapeños, quartered
2/3 cup sour cream
¼ cup Ranch dressing or a package ranch dip mix
½ cup mayonnaise Be warned. This is not diet food.
First, I put all the ingredients in my electric chopper. Then, I turned the chopper on until it looked like dip. It’s as easy as that.
I ate it with potato chips, because I apparently wanted to see how many calories I could cram into one snack. But I think it would be really good on veggies, crackers or really anything because it's just a glorious combination of the world's most fattening foods and jalapeños.
Dublin ISD fired back to the current suit filed by the parents of Cheyenne Holt by filing a counterclaim on Monday in the Erath County District Court.
A suit is currently open, alleging that Dublin ISD violated Cheyenne's constitutional rights and isn't following due process ordered by the Texas Commissioner of Education. These suits stem from missing grades from her sophomore year, of which her parents claim they were never made aware. They argue that the zero grades have hurt her standing and academic record and claim that the district treated them unfairly through the grievance process, which ended in dismissal due to falling outside the grievance policy time-table.
The published document begins by denying the claims made against Dublin ISD and demands that the Holt’s be required to show proof.
Dublin ISD then restated their grounds for dismissal of the current suit, claiming: the defendants are immune from suit, academic decisions are not appropriate for a court of law and Bonnie and Edward Holt will have no legal capacity to sue on behalf of Cheyenne once she turns 18 today.
The brief then makes counterclaims against the Holts. The defense claims the plaintiffs created a fraudulent academic achievement record, which was submitted to scholarship donors and fabricated school records and recommendation letters “to defraud third parties into granting” scholarships.
Dublin ISD also claims the suit is “without reasonable basis in fact or law” and asks for the district to be awarded the attorney fees and costs of court.
Attorney Susan Soto, representing the Holts, responded to the counterclaims by saying: “''Dublin ISD's aggressive approach in this matter is particularly egregious considering the family's concerns could have been addressed at the local level many, many months ago. It is through DISD's own acts that this case is now before the court. My clients look forward to the outcomes of the litigation in Erath County and the judicial review in Travis County of the Texas Commissioner of Education's earlier decision. It may be too late to right this situation in Cheyenne's case, but Texas families' rights will ultimately be impacted by the courts' decisions."
The Dublin High School and Junior High track teams concluded the second day of the District 8-3A track meet Thursday in Clyde.
The teams represented DISD well in the meet. Thirteen Dublin High School trackletes will advance to the Area meet today in Clyde.
For the Varsity Lady Lions, London Jones is advancing in all four of her events earning first place in the 400, second in long jump and third in both the 100 and 200 meter dash.
Other Lady Lions advancing are Lorena Cervantes in the 3200 meter run and the mile relay and Amber James, Shelby Templeton, Mica Muro and Ana Martinez in the sprint and mile relays.
Advancing for the Lions include the sprint relay team of Brady Holleman, Bryson Fowler, Tyler Logan and Chuy Chacon. The same team placed third in the 4x200 meter relay.
Qualifying in the mile relay are Holleman, Chacon, Jacob Riley and Isidro Bahena. Riley will also compete in the Area meet in the high jump. And Logan advances in the 200 meter dash.
Freshman Cole Gilliland will be the first Lion in nearly 30 years to advance past district in Pole Vault.
Full results and more pictures from the District 8-3A track meet can be found in the April 16 edition.
Patricia Alice Daniels died on April 13, 2015, at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 5 days.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1942, in Riverside, Calif. She was a dedicated homemaker.
She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Riley and Jewel Elnora Nixon. She was preceded in death by two children, Benny Taylor and Lisa Gayle Bevins.
She was survived by her husband Robert Daniels of Dublin and son Keith Braudrick of Grand Prairie; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
No services are scheduled at this time. Messages for the family can be left at www.harrellfuneralhomedublin.com.
Memorial services for Arvy Newton Coan are 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Comyn Baptist Church
Coan was born May 7, 1937, in Rotan, Texas. He died on April 11, 2015, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 4 days. He was the son of Benjamin Newton Coan and Inez (Johnson) Coan.
He was a retired heavy machine operator and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.
He is survived by his children, Sarah Jo Moore of Merkel, Lorie Thompson of Gorman, Michael Coan of Ohio and Cathy Coan; three brothers, Benny Coan of Proctor, Troy Coan of DeLeon, and Donald Coan of Proctor; one sister, Lois Coan of Stephenville; five plus grandchildren and nine plus great grandchildren.